OfficeMax Opens Its First Business Solutions Center Nationwide in Downtown Milwaukee

New Store Format in The Shops of Grand Avenue Designed Specially to Meet the Needs of Milwaukee's Business Community

Apr 01, 2013, 09:00 ET from OfficeMax Incorporated

NAPERVILLE, Ill., April 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- OfficeMax® Incorporated (NYSE: OMX), a leader in office supplies, technology and services, today announced it has opened its new OfficeMax Business Solutions Center in downtown Milwaukee to serve the city's business community. The new store format is OfficeMax's first of its kind nationwide, offering 5,000 square feet of specially tailored business services, solutions and products delivered by expert associates to help local entrepreneurs grow their businesses.  

The new OfficeMax Business Solutions Center in The Shops of Grand Avenue, 275 W. Wisconsin Avenue, replaces the previous OfficeMax store in that mall. It is designed to address the unique needs of local entrepreneurs and small businesses by providing them with tools and services to help them grow.

"Our OfficeMax Business Solutions Center advances our transformation as a seamless multi-channel supplier of workplace products, services and solutions," said Ravi Saligram, President and CEO of OfficeMax. "With the launch of our new store, we are pleased to introduce a relationship-based retail service center focused on partnering with businesses to help them grow."

"The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in Milwaukee, and we know these business owners must wear many hats, some of which keep them up at night," said Michael Lewis, executive vice president and president of Retail at OfficeMax.  "We want local businesses to know that they don't have to go it alone. Every step of the process – from formalizing your business to setting up your office and website to marketing – OfficeMax can be your partner."

Business services are the core of the new destination, which features an integrated service counter staffed by business solutions specialists who can offer services to meet customers' business-critical needs in marketing, IT and web solutions, including web hosting, customized web sites and cloud storage; and also computer services including network setup, software installation and repair. Business community space within the store lets customers hold informal meetings, network or simply bring in their laptop to plug in and work. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the store.  

The store provides a portfolio of services to meet marketing and promotional support needs with printing of business cards, business stationery and envelopes, signs, banners, posters and custom printing requirements. Business services including furniture and space planning, packaging and FedEx shipping, and document shredding are also available.

Added Kristin Muntean, vice president, Strategic Initiatives and Innovation at OfficeMax, "A specialized Business Solutions Adviser also will reside in-store, working alongside business customers to help them take their enterprises to the next level with robust services tailored to meet their individual business needs."

The store features must-have technology products for small business, including convertible laptops, smart phones and accessories, and business-quality printers and shredders. Products and services are grouped by the business solutions they provide, to help customers more easily shop based upon their business needs. An kiosk in the store provides customers with "endless aisle" access to thousands more office, technology, furniture and paper products.

OfficeMax Business Solutions Center hours are Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.5 p.m. Phone is 414-298-1555.

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OfficeMax Incorporated (NYSE: OMX) is a leader in integrating products, solutions and services for the workplace, whether for business or at home.  The OfficeMax mission is simple: We provide workplace innovation that enables our customers to work better.  The company provides office supplies and paper, print and document services, technology products and solutions, and furniture to businesses and consumers.  OfficeMax consumers and business customers are served by approximately 29,000 associates through; and; more than 900 stores in the U.S. and Mexico; and direct sales and catalogs. OfficeMax has been named one of the 2013 World's Most Ethical Companies, and is the only company in the office supply industry to receive Ethics Inside® Certification by the Ethisphere Institute.  To find the nearest OfficeMax, call 1-877-OFFICEMAX.  For more information, visit

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